Apr 24, 2010

Mark Zuckerburg's Recent Keynote at f8 about Facebook's OpenGraph: The goal is to create a connected, mapped web that is more "social, personalized, smarter, and semantically aware".

During the mid-2000s I took a few courses related to web-development and internet programming.  This was before the twitterfacebookyoutube era.  There's a lot of catching up to do.

Today, I'm watching a few videos from the recent f8 conference. It took place on April 21st, 2010 in San Francisco.

So what is f8?

"f8 is a Facebook conference where developers and entrepreneurs collaborate on the future of personalized and social technologies. At f8, members of the Facebook team and the developer community will explore a variety of topics including new tools and techniques, business growth strategies and open technologies." -Facebook



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You can find more f8 videos by following the link below:
http://apps.facebook.com/feightlive/

Here are some tidbits of info from the first video:
  • The number of people using Facebook on mobile devices is rapidly increasing.
  • More than 400 million people are on Facebook.
  • One step permission is now available for developers and users, users will be clear about what permissions they are given.
  • New policy allows websites to store Facebook users' permission data beyond the previously imposed 24 limit.
  • Facebook is ramping up to handle monitory transactions:  See http://developers.facebook.com/credits
During the first video, Open Graph is discussed:

  • "Open Graph puts people at the center of the web, becoming a set of personally and semantically meaningful connections between people and things".
  • Facebook maps out people and relationships of the online "social graph".
  • Pandora maps out music connections, Yelp maps out small businesses.
  • News websites map out current events and news content
  • The goal is to create a connected, mapped web that is more "social, personalized, smarter, and semantically aware."
Closing keynote remarks:  "The world can be a lot better, and we can make it that way."

Somewhat Related:
Microsoft announced Docs.com the day of the f8 conference. The description is in the fourth video.  It links with Facebook and was designed to be "social".
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